Mar. 13th, 2009 09:27 am
martinlivings: (Writing Frustration)
Congrats to [livejournal.com profile] battersblog for bringing home another Australian Shadows award. But how about giving someone else a chance, hey? You're hogging them. :)

I hope I can manage to bring one of these home one day. Or, you know, any award which considers works outside my own state. Puts it all in perspective, don't it? Small fish in a tiny pond, that's me!
martinlivings: (Genius)
...for awards!

Firstly, the shortlist for the Australian Shadows award have been announced here. Some surprises on the list, not so much from what's nominated (all extremely worthy nominees) as what's not. [livejournal.com profile] fearofemeralds's Aurealis Award-winning "Painlessness" is a notable omission, though I guess, since she's the director of the awards, that might have been due to a perceived conflict of interest. Still, the best should always out, surely? I'm also very disappointed in myself not to make the list; it's always the way, the years I think I have a really strong output, it all comes to naught, while the years I think I've been weaker I tend to do better in the nominations field. It proves that I have absolutely no idea what the hell I'm doing, clearly!

Secondly, nominations for the West Australian Science Fiction Foundation awards (better known as the Tin Ducks) are now open. I've nominated my favourite WA-written story of last year, [livejournal.com profile] battblush's "The Conductor's Tale" from Canterbury 2100. I've decided not to nominate myself this time around, as it feels self-serving, plus, y'know, probably not even going to Swancon anyway! But if anyone else REALLY wants to, my eligible works last year were:

"Bedbugs", Voices
"The Dead Priest's Tale", Canterbury 2100
"Piggies", Midnight Echo Issue 1
"Catharsis", Black Box
"3:17AM", Black Box
"Skin Songs", 2012

Although, actually, come to think of it, please don't nominate me. That'll make a clean sweep of all the awards this year, no nominations whatsoever, which would be awesome... in a perverse kind of way!
martinlivings: (Default)
I'm up for an Australian Shadows award this year.

Of course, Terry Dowling will win it. Or Jason Nahrung, or Rick Kennett. All more worthy than my wee little story. Still, I don't think I've even made the shortlist before.

Cool. :)
martinlivings: (Default)
Will Elliot's Pilo Family Circus. So congratulations to Will for sweeping the Aussie horror awards this year!

Report is here:


I'm very pleased to see that two of the three judges considered my work to be good this year, just not good enough to be shortlisted or honorably mentioned. David Schembri says:

The Authors of note that I wish to honorably mention here are: Martin Livings (his wonderful short story entries)...

And Mark Smith says:

Some personal favourites that didn't make it through the gruelling final selection process as a group but deserve recognition if you will... these include... Martin Livings's always entertaining Carnies...

So thanks, guys. And as for Miranda Siemienowicz... well, poo to you with knobs on.

Nah, just joshing, I can't really complain about Miranda blanking me... she's given me some great reviews on ASif and Horrorscope in the past! :)


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